Seeing your grandparents, parents or perhaps your favorite aunt on Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean a rushed visit at an assisted living community or rehab facility before sitting down to enjoy your turkey dinner. In-home health care can make a big difference in the way you and your loved one experience the holidays – especially in 2020.
This year has been one for the record books. The way we do business and go to work isn’t the same. The way our kids study isn’t the same. It has changed the way we shop. And you can bet that Thanksgiving won’t be the same this year, either.
“Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu,” the health experts at the CDC say. To make sure that you along with the family and friends you plan to celebrate the holiday with stay safe, there are steps you can take.
Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Celebration
On its website, the CDC offers tips on how you can celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year. Among their suggestions are:
- Ask everyone to wear a face mask with two or more layers.
- Try to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from people outside your household. “Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or flu,” the CDC’s experts say. “Keeping 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.”
- Wash your hands frequently. Keeping hand sanitizer with you might be a good idea on Thanksgiving.
- If you are hosting a Thanksgiving gathering, the CDC recommends that you limit the number of guests and talk to them ahead of time about the safety protocols you plan to follow, to make sure that everybody will be on the same page.
You can find other healthy suggestions on the CDC. And, of course, if there is anything that we can do at Friends for Life Homecare Services to make the holiday healthier and happier for you and your family, please contact us.
From all of the home health care professionals at Friends For Life to you and yours, our very best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.